Longspun vs Longspur - What's the difference?

longspun | longspur |


As an adjective longspun

is spun out, or extended, to great length; long-winded; tedious.

As a noun longspur is

a specific type of bird, of the genus calcarius ; it has a long claw on the hind toe of each foot.

longspun

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Spun out, or extended, to great length; long-winded; tedious.
  • The longspun allegories fulsome grow, / While the dull moral lies too plain below. — Addison.
    (Webster 1913)

    longspur

    English

    (wikipedia longspur) (Calcarius)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A specific type of bird, of the genus Calcarius ; it has a long claw on the hind toe of each foot.